Buying Christmas presents can seem like a guessing game especially if you’re looking for non-toy gift ideas for kids.
Toys are usually the default for children’s gifts and while they are fun to receive, let’s face it–kids don’t usually play with them very long.
Does this sound familiar:
Your child tells you the toy(s) they can’t live without.
You make sure “Santa” brings those special toys.
You watch as their eyes light up with pure joy on Christmas morning as they open their gifts and stocking stuffers.
You also watch as their interest in that toy they couldn’t live without dwindles each day until finally you realize they’ve moved on to the next thing.
Here’s the problem, over time all those toys start to pile up. Without anyone playing with them they just sit around collecting dust and cluttering up rooms in your home.
There are a few solutions to this problem.
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The first solution is to become a donating machine. Of course donating is a good thing. It’s good to teach kids about giving to others and it’s good for us moms to declutter our homes but it can also be a hassle. Especially if your kids collect a lot of toys.
Stopping by the donation center can be one more thing to add to your already full “to-do” list.
The second option is the best in my opinion and that is to have a toy-free Christmas.
Toys are fun, but you know what lasts longer than the excitement over a toy? Time with family, lessons, crafts and other experiences.
If you can relate to this scenario, then I’ve got a big list of non-toy gift ideas for kids that you can choose from and make this Christmas (or birthday) the most memorable yet.
Non-Toy Gift Guide
Non-Toy Gift Ideas for Babies
- Eskimo hat (1 free hat with code FMK35)
- Baby leggings (up to 5 free pair with code FMK50)
- Stylish diaper covers (up to 3 free pair with code FMK60)
- Baby board books (up to 5 free books with code FMK40)
- Hooded baby towel (1 free with code FMK35HT)
- Baby shoes (up to 2 free pair with code FMK60LW)
- Custom pacifier (up to 3 free with code FMK30PAC)
- Custom snappie shirts (up to 2 free with code FMK50SNAP)
- Teething silicone bead pacifier clip
- Fun baby Christmas socks
- Newborn outfit
- Bandana bibs
- PJ Masks toddler tableware
- Elmo Saves Christmas DVD
- Gold toddler bangle bracelet
- Sterling silver screw back earrings
- Pull up loop toddler socks
- Non-slip slippers
- Toddler pajamas
- Potty training watch
- Personalized baby blanket
Non-Toy Gift Ideas for 4-6 Year Olds
- Adopt a pet
- Butterfly garden heirloom seeds
- Butterfly growing kit
- Leapfrog LeapPad tablet
- Amazon Prime kids book box subscription
- Pop-up character umbrella
- Frog rain boots
- Electric toothbrush
- Kids body pillow
- Sleeping bag with pillow
- Candy Land
- Magzine Subscription: Preschool Friends magazine | Ranger Rick, Jr. magazing
- Lego wallet
- 360 Star Night light
- Fishing pole set
- Outdoor bug catcher kit
- Kids craft table and chairs
- Amazon Fire tablet
Here are some favorite kids audio books to check out for the Amazon Fire tablet: The Complete Adventures of Curious George, The Angry Dragon and Charlotte’s Web.
Non-Toy Gift Ideas for 7-9 Year Olds
- VTech Kidizoom camera
- Highlights Top Secret Detective Kit
- Illuminated kid globe
- Joke book
- Who Was/Who Is book series collection
- 3D Pen
- Gratitude journal for kids
- Save Spend Share money bank
- Unicorn wall clock
- Curious Chef kitchen set
- Floor cushion
- Amelia Bedelia chapter books box set
- The Everything Kids’ Science Experiments Book
- Osmo Coding Jam
- Ice skating lessons and ice skates
- Easy Origami book
- Horseback riding lessons
- Pick a trip (pick one trip for the following year like Disney World, a cruise, amusement park, etc.)
Non-Toy Gift Ideas for 10-12 Year Olds
- Bed-in-a-bag set
- Microscope STEM kit
- Emoji bracelet
- Convertible backpack purse
- Cat socks
- Hair chalk
- Gel pens
- J.R.R. Tolkien box set (The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings)
- Gamer door sign
- Fujifilm Instax mini camera
- Build you own computer starter kit
- 3D printer
- Character USB flash drive (Stitch)
- Rubik’s Cube
- Batman body spray
- Sewing machine
- Personalized luggage tags
- Spa day with friends
- Ticket to favorite sports game
- Scrapbook kit
Non-Toy Gift Ideas for Teens
- Audible membership (1, 3, 6 or 12 month membership)
- Gift cards (Starbucks, Apple, Google Play, Amazon, etc.)
- Season pass to favorite amusement park
- Beats headphones
- Gaming mouse
- Nail art kit
- “Let me sleep” pajamas
- Women’s onesie sleeper
- Touchscreen gloves
- “Do not disturb” gaming socks
- Unicorn gift set
- Lighted vanity mirror
- Bath bombs gift set
- Cordless bluetooth beanie hat with built-in headphones
- “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens” book
- Lenovo Flex convertible laptop
- Rhinestone USB flash drive